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16 May

my life, my dress code with Express.

when we first moved to San Francisco over a year ago, i was very surprised to find that everyone dresses pretty casually here! moving to a major city that has many fashion brands and amazing shopping, i was not expecting to see such a laid back style everywhere i went. since that time, i’ve tailored my daily wardrobe a bit to fit San Francisco life. you know i still love dressing up: heels, lipstick, dresses, the works. but on an every day basis {when i manage to change out of my pjs… #workfromhomelife} i’m in jeans and a tee or casual blouse.

as i’ve gotten older, i’ve also come to rely on comfort as well. the other day robbie asked me why i don’t wear heels as much on date nights and i replied simply: “hills.” there’s nothing more difficult than walking up and down the steep hills of SF to get to your restaurant or movie theatre. thus, flats have become my go-to whenever i’m out and about in the city.

i’m excited to share with you my every day dress code with Express! Express always has the best pieces that are high quality and so easy to mix and match. my striped blouse is SO soft and i decided to tie the ends together to add a fun, unique detail! since it’s almost summer, i tend to lean more towards white or light denim. i can already tell this white distressed pair will be a staple for the coming seasons. it’s the perfect thickness, has just the right amount of stretch, and the raw hem is so chic. i finished off my casual look with a neutral sandal that can be worn well into fall here. i love the ankle tie, which adds yet another unique detail to this laid back look. when it comes to casual, it’s all in the small details to dress it up and make it my own!

now just wishing this gorgeous bougainvillea grew all over my own home! xx

striped blouse c|o Express
white distressed denim c|o Express
lace-up sandals c|o Express
Cult Gaia bag
crystal choker
Patina liquid lipstick

thanks to Express for sponsoring this post!

  • Mess In A Dress

    Your style is always on point. Love this crisp look!

    May 16, 2017 at 10:39 am Reply
  • Lauryn Hock

    I love your casual wear! You look darling in it. I don’t like wearing heels either (even if there are not hills)!

    May 16, 2017 at 10:43 am Reply
  • jess

    you are a vision!! and kinda sorta obsessed with those sandals.

    xx jess

    golden swank

    May 16, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Maggie

    This is the perfect laid-back outfit! I am definitely opting for more casual outfits lately, too!


    May 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    Love your style!

    May 16, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • Morgan Klein

    I love your outfit and we are bag twins. Love how you styled it!

    May 16, 2017 at 7:56 pm Reply
  • Kasey

    I totally fall into the comfort zone, so often, too! I love this look, it seems comfy and chic!

    May 16, 2017 at 10:41 pm Reply
  • Laura Leigh

    Perfect classic combo! And oh my goodness those blooms in your photos. Amazing!!

    xo Laura Leigh

    May 17, 2017 at 6:47 am Reply
  • Cordially Barbara

    I LOVE those sandals!

    May 17, 2017 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Lee Anne

    Oh my gosh, yes! Heels and hills, ugh. Love this cute look and your sandals are amazing!

    Lee Anne

    May 17, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply
  • Dylan

    It’s so interesting to see the different styles city-to-city!


    May 17, 2017 at 10:53 am Reply
  • Jessica

    I love white denim and this outfit is a classic! The bow details on your sandals are so cute too :)

    May 17, 2017 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    i love your style no matter what – casual or dressed up – you always look fantastic! this outfit is totally up my alley (in fact i have an almost identical blouse)! express always knows the way to my heart!

    stephanie //

    May 17, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply
  • megan

    I love a good casual look! This striped top is so cute!!

    xo Megan

    May 17, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply
  • Sara

    These white jeans look amazing on you and I love the striped top you paired with them!

    xo, Sara

    May 17, 2017 at 11:54 am Reply
  • Annie

    This look is so classic and cute! I love anything blue and white!

    May 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Claudia Estrada

    Your sandals are beautiful!!

    May 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm Reply
  • Lacey

    Love this cute casual look on you, Sarah! Gorgeous backdrop too. Looks like I need to take a trip to Express!!

    xo Lacey

    May 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm Reply
  • Jenna Colgrove

    express has been having some major deals lately!!

    May 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply
  • miriam

    such a chic outfit! i love white jeans and stripes for spring! so perfect!

    May 17, 2017 at 6:12 pm Reply
  • Sarah Lennon

    I have been dying for this bag! I love your whole outfit, and wish I could pull off white jeans!

    May 18, 2017 at 5:53 am Reply
  • Stephanie // A Sparkle Factor

    The perfect summer outfit! Love how you tied the top with those jeans… and I need those sandals!

    May 18, 2017 at 8:32 am Reply
  • Emily

    such a cute, simple look!

    xo Emily

    May 18, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply
  • April

    I love this casual look! This tie top is just darling.

    April |

    May 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm Reply
  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    Love this top and these sandals. Express is killing it lately. I love all their summer stuff!

    May 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm Reply
  • Brenda Salazar

    Hi Sarah! Just wondering if you got the Cult Gaia bag in the small or large size?

    May 18, 2017 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • Amanda

    I SO want this striped blouse, it looks fantastic on you and I love how you styled it with the white denim and the cute bag!

    May 18, 2017 at 10:38 pm Reply
  • Nicole Leffew

    You look gorgeous! Obsessed with this striped top! Express has the cutest stuff right now!

    May 19, 2017 at 8:21 am Reply
  • Margret

    I am absolutely loving all the products Express is having right now and this look is so cute!

    May 20, 2017 at 6:54 am Reply
  • Kelly @Birdieshoots

    SF is totally a casual city! I used to joke that the SF uniform was Lululemon pants, nike frees, and Ray Bans lol! I’m loving your take on casual yet, well put together denim!

    Birdie Shoots

    May 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • Anna English

    Those sandals are too cute lady!

    May 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • Living in Color

    I LOVE express!

    May 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • mindy thompson

    Love this top!Such a classic


    May 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm Reply
  • Shelby Back

    I love this classic combo so much!


    May 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm Reply
  • Nicholle Brainard

    Hills. So simple and SO true!!! My hubby and I adventured in SF and I got caught walking from the pier all the way back to the trolley by Lombard Street!

    This look is beyond chic, I LOVE those flats.

    May 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Lacey Douthat (@wearetheglittergospel)

    Love this!!!! The backdrop is gorgeous and I’m dying over the bag and sandals!



    May 23, 2017 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Maggie

    Those sandals are the cutest!! I love it!

    May 24, 2017 at 8:10 am Reply
  • Sydney

    What a fabulous outfit, you really do look amazing!!

    May 24, 2017 at 10:45 pm Reply

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